Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 2
here's a weird idea i had while re-watching IM3 recently. after Killian meets with Pepper about working with aim and she rejects him there he says a throw away line about "fog is something that gets in the way of triumph" or something and when asked who said it he states it was his Dad, and that he was an Idiot. now here is my weird idea.
what if Killians Dad is the "real Mandarin" in that he is some kind of brilliant tactician/terrorist type with a reputation etc.. but didnt have time/respect for his sons nerdy technological pursuits. and now Aldrich is using that reputation and the chance to get back at is father by having trevor surgically altered to look like him and be the "bad guy" yada yada.